Regional Briefs – May 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders Stages Campaign Rally at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in New Jersey Sunday for a campaign rally at Rutgers University ahead of the June 7 primary, The Associated Press reported. Hundreds waited for hours to hear the Vermont senator, who has another rally on Monday in Atlantic City.

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Watercraft Rider

TRENTON – The Coast Guard on Sunday suspended its search for a Trenton man who was tossed from his personal watercraft into the Delaware River, The Associated Press reported. Jesus Diaz Melendez, 26, was with a friend when the craft ran aground Saturday. The other man was soon rescued.

New Jersey Gas Prices Rise Sharply, Though Still Low

TRENTON – Motorists for the tenth straight week saw sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported. The average price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.09, up 5 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the $2.51 from a year ago. The national average price was $2.22.

Suit: Man ‘Cooked Alive’ By Faulty Heating System

NEWARK – An 82-year-old man was “cooked alive” by a faulty heating system in his senior co-op, a family charged in a lawsuit, NJ.com reported. Neal DiNapoli’s body was 108 degrees when he was found by a grandson on a warm day in December. He died and his 77-year-old wife is permanently injured.

 

New Book Reveals New Details of 1777 Saratoga Battle

STILLWATER, N.Y. – A new book about archaeology at the site of the Battles of Saratoga presents new insights about the 1777 battles, ending in an American victory, The Associated Press reported. The authors have conducted excavations in key areas of the battleground.